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are telling some american companies it is time to start paying their fair share there in the uk. even throwing around terms such as shame, outrageous when talking about it. executives from google, amazon, and starbucks all appeared before a parliamentary committee looking into how international companies minimize the tax they pay in the uk. richard quest is in london to explain it all. now, richard, not necessarily talking about tax evasion here. it's more like avoidance, minimization, what's the concern? >> reporter: that's exactly the point. the companies are not breaking the law, not doing anything wrong. the accounts committee described their actions as immoral claiming they have r. so arranging their tax affairs so as to pay no tax in the country where the money is earned. this applies to google, which uses ireland, applies to amazon, on the continent, and it applies to starbucks in amsterdam. what we learned is how these companies arrange their affairs. so even though the latte is bought in london, no tax is ever paid except on sales tax to the uk government. i need to demonstrate this t
. this is one of the best hospitals in the u.k. i have to say there's been a huge media presence here today, more are coming in all the time from all parts of the world. the daily mail, one of the main selling newspapers in this country is dedicating 14 pages to this in the morning. >> the big story just beginning. >> that does it for this edition of 360. thanks for watching, erin burnett out front starts now. giving them misinformation. >> at this point, what kind of military action might the united states be considering right now? >> when the president of the united states goes out there and makes a strong statement like he did today. >> that's commitment. >> you have to follow up it and do something. >> they're going to watch there carefully. when they see this move, they have to determine rapidly, what are assad's intentions. they're not sure about that right now. get other countries in the region, involved. don't forget, israel lies right over the border. the israelis may not be so patient and wait to see if the chemical weapons are going to be used. >> it's going to make everyone nerv
is and the group hsbc, the uk's largest bank wants to put this behind it, trying to settle the serious allegations, $1.92 billion will be what they will pay the u.s. government, there will be a press conference later today, the justice department, the manhattan d.a. and others to put this to rest. banks operating in the u.s. have an obligation to know their customer and abide by u.s. laws and u.s. sanctions against some pretty bad characters and hsbc apparently didn't do that. that's the allegation of the united states government, helping transfer money for drug cart cartels, for terrorist groups, for countries we're not supposed to be doing business with overall. these sanctions around libya, myanmar, syria and mexican cartels, this is what hsbc says, wants to put the whole matter behind this. "we accept responsibility for our past mistakes, we have said we're profoundly sorry for them. the hsbc of today is a fundamentally different organization from the one that made those mistakes." they were rubber stamping transfers and one economic it any of an e-mail said "what is this, the school of low ex
of the best hospitals in the uk. i have to say there's been a huge media presence here today, more are coming in all the time from all parts of the world. i can tell you that the "daily mail" newspapers, one of the main selling newspapers in this country, is dedicating 14 pages to this in the morning so they are going very, very big on this indeed. it's a big story for the uk and the commonwealth. >> and the world. big story just beginning. max foster, thanks so much. that does it for this edition of "360." see you again one hour from now at 10:00 p.m. eastern. thanks for watching. "piers morgan tonight" starts now. >>> tonight, tragedy in kansas city. >> how many shots? >> a football star's shocking murder-suicide. two more victims of gun violence. now the great debate rages again. is it time for america to put down its guns? both sides go head-to-head. >>> also, one of the biggest names in the history of the game speaks out. hall of fame quarterback joe namath joins me exclusively. >>> plus, a man that many say is to blame in the standoff in washington and the threat of recession. grover no
in the u.k. i have to say there's been a huge media presence here today, more are coming in all the time from all parts of the world. the daily mail, one of the main selling newspapers in this country is dedicating 14 pages to this in the morning. >> the big story just beginning. >> that does it for this edition of 360. thanks for watching, erin burnett out front starts now. >>> breaking news. news evidence that bashar al assad's regime has begun mixing sarin gas. >>> the speaker of the house, john boehner offered up his own plan to avoid the fiscal cliff today. does it add up? >>> and the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, susan rice comes under fire again. this time, it's over rwanda. let's go "outfront. >>> good evening, welcome, everyone. "outfront" tonight breaking news, president obama puts the syrian president on notice. the president is reacting to new evidence that assad's regime has started mixing chemicals to make deadly sarin gas, adding to its massive stockpile of chemical weapons. >> and today i want to make it absolutely clear to assad and those under his command, the
pregnancy by saying, they should just say no. and rita tweet this had, laughable. uk and others are baffled by nra insistence guns are good. you've lost your tag land of the free. and tammie says i thought about this the other day. if you know i'm armed you are less likely to attack me. and willie it's crazy how does it look to our kids? guns in school is demoralizing and weak. >>> people from across the globe, reaching out to those in newtown, offering prayers and support. cnn's lisa sylvester has a look. >> it's a perfect b. >> reporter: 4-year-old katelyn takes her time. she is writing a letter. >> dear parents, i know that you are upset. >> reporter: a letter to the parents of the children killed in the newtown shooting. she and her mother live in maryland. they have never been to newtown. in fact, they've never been to the state of connecticut. but they wanted to show the town that they care. >> we're writing letters just to let them know that our hearts are with them, they're in our prayers. >> because i want to make them cheer up. >> right away, we started seeing mail volume coming i
by the inquiry? >> it couldn't really be worse if you're one of the tabloid papers in the uk. it's 2,000 pages long. the press behavior is described as outrageous. says that editors disregarded their own code of conduct. he does make a point there are other papers. the guardian mile home broke the story. if you're at the end of the british press in what we call the red top tabloids this is a pretty uncomfortable report. >> all 2,000 pages of it. wasn't it partial vindication because the findings were he didn't know about the phone hacking or know about any cover up? >> yeah. this is good in terms of his news core business. there's all kinds of bits of legislation that can get you into trouble over here if you're implicated in what might be a corrupt or illegal practice in the uk or any other territory. >> at the same time some of murdoch's former lieutenants are facing trouble. >> i think that's definitely true. i think nobody would dispute that. you have a number of senior editors awaiting trial. we've already had one journalist. his royal journalist when to jail for this in 2006. this is whe
is reacting here in newtown, connecticut. >> you mentioned the soccer players in the uk and we're getting response from the uk and all over the world. if there is one thing aside from political disagreements that the world can agree on is the innocence of our children, specifically, from david cameron, the british prime minister, you know, back in 1996, they suffered through a school shooting. his stamentd from ten downing. my thoughts are with the injured and those who have lost loved ones. it is heartbreaking to think of those who have had their children robbed from them at such a young age when they had so much life ahead of them. as we mentied that shooting in '96 and also in '96 a shooting in tasmania that ended with five people being killed. that statement after that we received from prime minister julie gillard. >> it is almost beyond comprehension, but that is what we have seen today. heartfelt sympathies go to those families who have lost a child. to those families who have lost a loved one. to those families who are now trying to counsel their young children that has been witnes
to sweeping gun control changes in the uk. those changes were fueled by petitions signed by 750,000 people. that petition was created by dr. mick whose daughter died. welcome, mr. north. this must have brought back particularly painful memories back to you? >> yes, it certainly did. when i heard the age of the victims and the place in which it happened, it was inevitable that all sorts of memories were going to come back and most of those were likely to be painful ones. >> you became a symbol for new gun control in britain. you were very forceful about it. you got this extraordinary petition going and led to an almost complete ban on handguns. the difference here, it seems to g ce aseefainin3 %pland everye . oe ari don't k you've been in their very position, dr. north. is there any advice that you can give them, any words of comfort from somebody who's, quite literally, lived through what they've gone through in. >> i think one of the main strengths that those of us who lost children in dunblane found was being brought together and when we were in our own company, we were able to talk abo
through it, all plays into a narrative here. it's a big uk branding story. >> only luke could spin it as a uk branding story. birth of a baby. max foster outside the hospital for us tonight. there have been tweets about the next heir to the throne coming in from all around the world. some of them from piers morgan himself. earlier he wrote this. hearing rumors that william and kate are considering piers as a name for their child, humbling. he joins us from los angeles. what great news, named after you. amazing. you must be so proud. >> i'm as surprised as you are, soledad. having been the one that started the rumor, i'm not exactly holding my breath. >> one could imagine. why do you think everyone around the globe is so interested in the story of the royals? it never really ends. i think a lot of people are rooting for this couple. they really like this healthy, normal, if you can be, marriage. >> look, they're the biggest stars in the world and they really are. i think the wedding cemented wills and kate now as the two biggest figures of any type in the whole of the planet earth.
group, a sister company of cnn. music video and his song "one pound fish" a contender to tonight uk singles chart at christmas. >> when you have a record as massive as "gangnam style" someone else has thought what's going to be the next record? probably doesn't cost an awful lot of money to make the video. that's the great thing with the internet with youtube, you've got this incredible instance distribution around the planet. >> i think i'm looking at dream and someone touch me and i will wake up. so please don't touch me. i don't want to wake up. i want to live this dream. >> reporter: naz zeer's celebrity perhaps greatest at queens market where he is known as the one-pound fish man. everyone here seems to know his tune. >> one pound fish, very, very good. one pound fish. >> one pound fish. come on, ladies. one-pound fish. were roerpt stall keepers have one pound envy r >> come down here, listen to my song and arrange it had a bit but good luck to him u. >> what's your song? >> pound, would you like a pound? >> reporter: for naz zeer, it is not just about the song, it is also abou
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afterwards. but by the time of 2002 until 2011 or 12, gun violence in the uk has plummeted by 44%. you simply cannot argue with facts and statistics like that. in australia, a massacre in 1996, inleapt into action. and in a consensus, they instituted a ban on the sale, import, ownership of semi automatics, what's known as assault rifles and pistols and again the gun crime plummeted like a stone. and harvard university did a really important study. they looked at massacres in the 18 years before the new laws. there were 13. 102 people were killed. after the new laws in australia, not one multiple shooting. facts don't lie. >> but they don't have a second amendment. they don't have the second amendment. >> it's not just the second amendment, though. we're in a political moment here where two forces are in tremendous conflict. one is this national revulsion at what happened. the polls have moved very quickly. >> six in ten said they would like to see the kind of gun used to kill those children, that bushmaster rifle outlawed. >> absolutely. that's a real phenomenon and you can see it in the reac
. >>> guess what it's boxing in the uk, canada and several other country and shoppers are mobbing the stores. these are the crowds in london. the 26th of december is like black friday here in the united states. analysts expect 4 million british shopper also spend nearly $5 billion today, back here at home, it will be a similar scene today as people head to return those unwanted gifts and jump on big post holiday sales and we do mean big. check out this deal from best buy, a 32 inch tv for under $200. those are the kinds of deals we're seeing at major retailers. alison kosik is at the new york stock exchange. tell us more. >> it's like having a flashback to black friday. the deals, everybody killing each other just to get the deals but if you're a retailer you take a big hit on a day like today because the national retail federation says almost 11% of whole day gifts we got are returns. that adds up to $60 billion and a lot of that happens today. it's a busy day for retailers. if you're returning stuff today that's some good news here, most stores are keeping their return policies the same as
don't know how many of these gangs there are in the u.k. and these gangs tend to put a wedge between the child and parent so that the victim doesn't even know who to trust anymore and won't go to their parents for help. >> atika, thank you. >>> now our fifth story "outfront." the rise of drones. the number of drones has surged. in 2001, we had 50 of them. now 7,500. the machines designed to watch are now looking like fish. this is called the bioswimmer. was developed by the department of homeland security dart into hard to reach places under water and it's not the only nature-inspired robot. there is a cheetah. they put a skin on it. and, of course, the robo mule. both developed by the defense advanced research project's agency, darpa. "outfront" tonight, barbara starr. i know the real new front, drones themselves, have changed the entire way this country will fight war forevermore. let's start with the bioswimmer. what can it do? >> well, this is a very interesting project that was actually funded by the department of homeland security to basically -- it takes the shape of a tuna be
, really negative. this has become a very emotional story in the uk and around the world, it seems. and blood on your hands is the phrase that keeps coming up. they obviously didn't intend this. these weren't journalists. they were comedians, if anything, and they gave it a go and it went through. there's a lot of criticism here that this should be tried. you have reported, i know, on the privacy laws in this country and the tabloid journalism and the pressure around that. and so this was seen as completely inappropriate. and it's come out with a worse possible ending as well. >> it's just an awful, awful event. max foster, appreciate you being with us. >>> a 21-month-old girl was caught up in an adoption battle. that's ahead. first, kyung lah with the "360 bulletin." >>> the republican chairman on the house intelligence committee says the u.s. has a moral obligation to act immediately if there's concrete proof syrian troops have loaded chemical weapons that are ready to be launched. this video posted online which cnn cannot independently verify purports to show syrian missiles tha
of this great nation and in other countries of the world. i'm getting phone calls from russia, portugal, uk, people cannot believe what's happening here. people in, like, i was in virginia, i went to d.c. to see our senators on capitol hill. >> you already did that? >> yes, yes i returned this morning. >> do you feel that there is a possibility for change? >> definitely. we met with senior aids to president of the united states. valerie jarrett and she told us this is a personal priority for our president. he is making a personal commitment to advance this cause, to make our schools safe to make our public safe. this should not be a partisan issue this should be an issue for the entire nation. we should join the ranks and we should create policies that are balanced that would -- >> lillian for you, you want to have a civil discussion about this. >> very much so. >> but you want something to come out of this. >> absolutely. i'm not the only one. all of the funerals and wakes i've attended, people have to have it be a civil discussion and change now. there's actually a group now that has form
and violent crimes went up. in the uk in jamaica and ireland, island nations that banned guns, you can't find a place where murder rates have gone down. they have gone up usually by large amounts. >> you cannot find a place -- >> let me bring in. >> first of all, basically every statistic that john cited is pure bunk in terms of the fact that the more guns equal -- that's true. they were gun-free zones, but attributing that to the fact that this violence occurred, that's where i have to step in. listen, my brother was shot in a shooting on top of the empire state building which was chaotic. i know firsthand i talked with the victims from the aurora tragedy. to a person, they all say if there were another person armed, it would have led to more carnage. excuse me. i let you talk, let me finish. let me finish. if every one of the cases they say if there were more guns, it would have only led to more chaos. at the empire building shooting in new york. there were highly trained officers in the chaos and eight other people shot and every one was an innocent civilian and every one was shot by a law
in 1996 in scotland. the school massacre there led to sweeping gun control changes in the uk. those changes were fueled by petitions signed by 750,000 people. that petition was created by dr. mick whose daughter died. welcome, mr. north. this must have brought back particularly painful memories back to you? >> yes, it certainly did. when i heard the age of the victims and the place in which it happened, it was inevitable that all sorts of memories were going to come back and most of those were likely to be painful ones. >> you became a symbol for new gun control in britain. you were very forceful about it. you got this extraordinary petition going and led to an almost complete ban on handguns. the difference here, it seems to me, and i want to you explore this if you can, it's very political, the debate about handguns in america. it wasn't the same way back in britain, was it? >> no, it wasn't. there were politicians who stood by the gun lobby but i would say the majority of our mps have had an open mind on the subject or were very much in favor of doing something to tighten up on g
it with greece and the fiscal compact and the uk v vetoing the agreements. you can put it back together again. but there's an enormous amount of damage, a lack of credibility and a feeling of lack of investor confidence that's taken place during that process. and to your very point, let's look at this for a second. we have the fiscal cliff. you then have the debt ceiling. don't forget the debt ceiling. then you go back to the middle of 2013. by the time you get to it, you're back to a budget impass once again. so you're right, it's perpetual cliffs and falls and slowdowns. >> that just is not very heartening, my friend. so why is the u.s. stock market having one of the best years, one of the ten best years ever? >> that's an easy one. firstly, very low. 2008, look at the graph. and it's gone like that all the way down and it's come back up again and equities remain cheap. bonds weren't doing that much. it was a perfect opportunity to take advantage of certain special situations. but don't be fooled. there's an element of scotch missed about this. the first whiff of really nasty problems, you'
said. we know we're not perfect. this is the managing director, starbucks u.k. we've listened over the past few months. we're committed to the u.k. we will give us an opportunity to build trust and customers. starbucks admitted they were shocked -- they were surprised about the ferocity of the complaints against them. this feeling. does amazon and google follow suit? i think google is a different kettle of fish. google, you do it at your computer. you don't really make that same conscious decision as a consumer. amazon, possibly. you do go on to amazon.co.uk. they could see a consumer backlash. it's the real consumer facing companies, like starbucks, and remember, suzanne, yesterday the british chancellor revised them downward. he raise the taxed and cut -- in that environment, what starbucks has basically done, voluntarily is say we'll pay our share. or at least part of it. >> appreciate it. this guy works as a consee arj in a powerful washington d.c. building. his passion to give back to his hometown in africa has now inspired a whole community. [ male announcer ] this december,
to the source. fast. [ male announcer ] stop the uh-oh fast with kaopectate. >>> the southwest uk is getting hammered with rain causing some travel nightmares. it has to rain a lot in the uk to make any kind of difference. they're used to it. there is floodwater everywhere in devon, england. the drenching rain is causing massive travel problems. with roads and rail lines as well washed over. that's affecting the commute for people. britain's lined up sandbags on the weekend and now officials are warning people about even trying to get out on the roads. parts of wales and scotland are also getting flooded. >>> people in chile and argentina are watching a volcano that straddled the border between the two countries. the volcano has been spewing smoke into the sky. ash has been raining down on surrounding towns. you can see it there. almost looks like snow. it is ash. i'm joined now in the phone by larry masten. so far, chile is on red alert, but no one has been ordered to leave. why is that, larry? >> well, i can tell you based on what i've seen in the reports from the chilean agency, there was
it is really horrific stuff and we don't know how much of these gangs there are in the u.k. and these gangs tended to put a wedge between the child and parent so that the victim doesn't even know who to trust anymore and won't go to their parents for help. >> thank you. and now, let's check in with ashley banfield in for anderson tonight. >> thank you. you know, we're keeping them honest ahead on 360. on paper, this just sounded like a great idea. a cnn investigation found some very serious questions about whether illinois governor pat quinn launched an ambitious antiviolence program for crime prevention or political purposes. drew griffin has been watching it. it's really great. and also, baby veronica, this is her, being taken by her biological father from the parents who adopted her at birth. she had never met him before, but there is a fascinating legal twist involving the rights of native american kids and their parents and jeff toobin's going to join me with that. it's all coming up at the top of the hour. >> and now, our fifth story "outfront," the rise of drones with fins. the numbe
uk burglars have no fears of getting shot by the homeowner. according to the united nations, scotland is the most violent industrialized country in the world. one of the reasons scotland is so violent is because the government in london has disabled the scots from being able to protect themselves against violent criminals. >> look me in the eye down this camera lens and tell me scotland is more dangerous than america, when you have 12,000 gun murders a year and 300 million guns, it's time, mr. kopel, to wake up and smell the cappuccino. got to leave it there. i'm sure we will debate this again. thank you both very much. >> thanks for having me. >>> joining me now exclusively to talk about the players' side of the story is former new york jets quarterback and hall of famer, joe namath. joe, welcome back. >> thank you, piers. good to be with you, buddy. >> it's an awful story, this, in so many ways and it raises a number of issues, gun control, we've just been debating on the show, the issue of concussion for top football players and the side effects, the issue perhaps of depression, of
're not taking any chances on this one. this is one of the best hospitals in the uk. i have to say there's been a
earlier. what was the affect? no increase in crimes in those firearms. unlike britain and the u.k., where firearms are banned. this past year, 35% increase in gun crime. gun crime has gone up every year for the last four years. >> do me a favor. do you know how many people got murdered in britain? on average? the last three or four years? >> less. lower the population of the united states. >> how many? you made the statement. let me give you -- you're keen on facts. mr. gottlieb -- again, can you stop talking? let me just interrupt. >> why don't you look at both sides? >> i'm going to give you both sides. you said there's a massive surge of gun crime in britain. let me tell you the reality. in america, in the last three of four years, you average 11,000 to 12,000 murders from ghuns a population of what? 330 million. in britain, we have 60 million people. we have 35 to 40 maximum murders from guns a year. you do the same math that i'm doing? >> yeah, okay. explain to me why it's double in britain than it was before the ban. and why it's up 35% this year if you have a ban? gun control doesn
government soldiers had defected sin the infantry academy came under siege. >>> and in the uk, a mass was held today for the nurse who apparently hanged herself after a prank call. her husband and children spoke about their loss for the first time since her death. she took the hoax call from two australian deejays. the funeral will be held on monday in southern india. don? >> thank you very much, deb. we'll get back to you in a minute. you know, the connecticut shooting has chilled the hearts of people all across this country and it's brought back horrifying memories of the column bin tragedy. for survivors it's like reliving this nightmare all over again. it's one of the first things that we think about when they think about a school shooting. joining me now is an author from new york. dave, you wrote about the tragedy. does yesterday's killing bear a resemblance to that or virginia tech or any of the other shootings? >> well, yes it does in a whole lot of ways. especially emotionally i think for all of us. i talked to quite a few of the columbine survivors yesterday who were having
a uniformed cop at every school with no issues. and rea quoted laughable, uk and others are baffled by nra insistence guns are good. you've lost your tag land of the free. keep them coming, we will continue to check on them and read that twitter feed throughout the morning. >>> well, the past 12 months were full of big moments, historic moments, emotional moments, and of course, some pretty funny ones too. here's a look back at the biggest stories of 2012. >> thank you so much. >> the crowd has gathered here. >> we want to be free people. >> the italian cruise ship capsized. >> nearly 23% on unemployment. >> joseph kony. >> viral on social media sites. >> outrage stirs social media. >> my name is sandra -- >> the affordable care act. >> legitimate rape -- >> the largest ipo in tech history. >> one article has the entire country talking. >> the president says he now believes that same-sex marriage should be legal. >> we now know the name of the suspect blamed for the movie theater shooting spree. >> shooting at the sheik temple in wisconsin. >> people have been shot in front of the empire s
taken place not only in the u.s. but in fact, in every developed country from the uk, the european union and japan. >> and just to interrupt you, sean, that's probably why everybody says all of this money printing will lead to inflation. one of the reasons it hasn't really is because everybody's doing it. >> there's that reason and there's the underutilization, both in terms of the employment and also in terms of planned capacity. in fact, there are two different views of the investment universe under the current conditions. one is that all this money printing is masking miserable underlying conditions, that real wages haven't increased very much and the economy is in terrific shape. the other view is that the economy is okay and that this additional money printing will result in risk assets increasing in value. and you know, people in our shop, some people have the one view, other people have the other view. it's very interesting. we're in unusual times when additional research will go a long way in pointing out the mine fields. that's where we spend our time. >> that's where you do spe
in the uk are reporting the story. just simply a wealth of puns, jokes, and the like. kate expectations, says "the daily sun." "the mirror" for pregnant kate in hospital for days. and the "daily mail" has it has a nation's joy, a husband's nerves. so, whichever way you cut this, everybody seems to be delighted. i mean there's just -- there's just tons of tons of papers by the yard. >> can i go out on a limb and say it's just the beginning. you have nine months, and then the kid is born, and you have years of the same exact thing. richard quest for us this morning. thanks, richard, appreciate it. we've heard from brianna keilar just a few moments ago, both the white house and congressional republicans have laid their plans on the table to deal with a looming fiscal cliff which is now 28 days away. both proposals have been flat-out rejected by the other side. former british prime minister tony blair is with me this morning to talk a little bit about what the standstill means not just for the united states, but really, the international community, as well. it's nice to have you, sir. >> th
. >> the e.u. hopes that the space sector will account for 20% of its gdp by the year 2020. the u.k. space agency has been $2 billion for the european space agency programs. the space agency already contributes 9.1 billion or $14 billion to the u.k. economy. for europe investing in space is investing in the future. >>> medical marijuana is already legal in several states in the united states. now, voters in washington state and colorado have ok'd the recreational use richard branson says yes. >> simply proposed with the harder drugs is do what portugal has done and that is, you know, let the state set up clinics throughout america that if you have a drug problem, you go to that clinic. give them the methodone until they're ready to come off, and when they're ready, you use a drug clinic that costs one-third of the price of a prison medical record to get them back into society. >> go to cnn.com to read sir branson's opinion piece about ending the war on drugs. sxwlirchlgts how nasa is protecting astronauts from radiation in space and how florians can actually cash in on invading pythons. we
to this government in exile, if you will, as being recognized by france, the uk, turkey, gulf cooperation council countries and now the united states. >> this is going to complicate things, because now at the same time we have this state department saying that a small portion of the rebels are terrorists. they are al qaeda. how does that complicate the situation? the u.s. is trying to support the rebels. the president says this is a legitimate organization, the government, and yet, you have terrorists inside on the ground as part of the rebel forces. >> these jihadi fighting forces are making the rebel advances by the way. when you hear them made in and around damascus and a big army base outside of aleppo overtaken by rebels, these are the fighting forces with training in iraq, the jihadis are foreigners. it's a small component but making advances. the head of the opposition group is criticizing the u.s. for designating this rebel group as a terrorist force perhaps he doesn't want to be seen as a puppet of the united states. by the way, the u.s. is now inviting the head of the opposition, the po
are doing today. in the uk and p many other parts of world people celebrate boxing day, much like black friday in the united states. retailers offer extreme discounts. crowds of up people fill the streets and stores today hoping to take advantage of those sa s sales. some brave folks in the czech republic took on a freezing river during the traditional christmas swim. the temperature there was 46 degrees fahrenheit. >>> i'm suzanne malveaux. the renewed debate over guns in america playing out is sever fronts today. we'll get right to it. it sfwens fied after the horrific shooting in a newtown, connecticut school that left 6 adults and 20 first graders dead. today los angeles is holding a gun buy-back program. it's usually in may but the mayor decided to move it up after the newtown shootings. >> people want to do something, particularly after the newtown tragedy. now this latest tragedy where two firefighters were shot and killed. they want to act. they're tired of waiting on the congress and our legislatures to do something. they feel like there's too much talk and not enough action,
. >>> news corporations uk chief tom mockridge is stepping down. he took over the unit 18 months ago at the height of the company's phone hacking scandal >>> the time has finally come, cory booker taking the food stamp challenge this week. the newark mayor will only be eating with food he can buy for $37. that is the average food stamped benefit in his week. booker said he will be giving up coffee because he can't afford it. that will be tough for us. >> no doubt. >> interesting to see at the end of that how he does. >> i'm sure he will be documenting on twitter what goes on during those days. coming up, one of the strangest cases of cosmetic surgery, can't make this up. did you read about this? mustache implants. that's right. we'll tell you about it next. [ male announcer ] when this hotel added aflac to provide a better benefits package... oahhh! [ male announcer ] it made a big splash with the employees. [ duck yelling ] [ male announcer ] find out more at... [ duck ] aflac! [ male announcer ] ...forbusiness.com. ♪ ha ha! since ameriprise financial was founded back in 1894, the
in the west bank. the u.s., france and the uk say they will set back decisions. the u.n. gave palestinians nonmember observer state status. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has not publicly acknowledged approval, but a senior government official says he has sign off on those plans. >>> in washington, the calendar is coming ever closer to that fiscal cliff. we'll hear where each side stands and if we are any closer to a deal today. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the dealership? [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a passat. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. share "not even close." share "you owe me..." share "just right." the share everything plan. sharable data across 10 devices with unlimited talk and text. get a droid razr m by motorola for $49.99. when we got marr
canada, the uk, australia, denmark, singapore, hong kong -- they have a points system. admission is awarded based on skills, experience, and education. maybe that's the answer. maybe it isn't. in a country that's always favored the underdog, we haven't really put much thought into this, have we? this fiscal cliff fight is going to end one way or another and then the real work begins. immigration reform is ahead. let's keep the conversation going. find us on facebook and twitter. our handle is cnn bottom line. "cnn saturday morning" continues now with the top stories we're watching. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "cnn saturday morning." some are calling it the next roe v. wade or brown v. board of education. the issue the u.s. supreme court agreed to take on that will make history. >> all of those who argued for nonintervention because of the things that might happen have now happened because we failed to intervene. >>> when is enough enough? that is the question many are asking about syria, as the death toll climbs and concerns mount over chemical weapons. no
with the libor rate fixing scandal. libor rate is used to set rates on loans. three arrests out of the uk right now. >>> u.s. stock futures higher. fiscal cliff talks, federal reserve meeting in washington, two drivers for investments over the next couple of days. futures holding in there for now. >>> federal and state authorities have reached a record-setting settlement with british banking giant hsbc. europe's largest lender has agreed to a staggering settlement. this is a big fine. hsbc is accused of helping transfer billions formations like iran doing business with firms linked to terrorism and also enabling mexican drug cartels to move money illegally through u.s. subsidiaries. >> considering that, that sounds low, $2 mibillion for helping mexican drug cartels and terrorists out of iran? >>> and asia asending, the west in decline. 300 years of the west rising is reversing. american intelligence agencies are preparing this report that they do every four years for incoming administration. the world undergoing tectonic shifts, comparable to the french revolution and industrial revolution, but
in case. tests beginning in the uk for the first unmanned airplane flights. called jet stream. won't be carrying any passengers for now. >> i would say that's a good idea. >> think about it driverless cars. if you can have the car talk to the computer and the gps, satellite and program the coordinates and all pretty standard and clear, you can control congestion and the like. a lot of companies, including the agriculture companies, working on tractors and such have wen working on this a long, long time. >> can they drive stick? >> i don't know. that's a really john berman question. >> seems spooky to me. >> and glitches, right? always seeing glitches in technology. that's worry some. >> a lot of glitches in human driving. >> that's true. >>> 19 minutes past the hour right now the big bucks in the board room aren't what they used to be. the latest pay trend in corporate america, coming up. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. monarch of marketing analysis. with the ability to improve roi through seo all by cob. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choos
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